Stefon Diggs ranked 26th in NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2022
The Buffalo Bills had three players announced on Sunday night in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2022, which announced players 50-21, with Stefon Diggs the highest at 26th. The team’s two starting safeties, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer were ranked 50th and 45th respectively and were the third defensive players for the Bills in these rankings.
Diggs is entering his third season with the Buffalo Bills and in the past two seasons has made the Pro Bowl each year. In those seasons, he has surpassed 100 receptions, 1,200 receiving yards and eight touchdowns both years.
However, the fact that Diggs is one of the more consistent wide receivers could have worked against him as he dropped from 11th in 2020 to 26th this year. It doesn’t make much sense for him to drop that much after still playing at a high level.
Stefon Diggs is behind his brother in this year’s rankings
Another surprise from Stefon Diggs drop down the rankings is that he ended up behind his brother, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs.
Trevon Diggs was ranked 23rd this year and had one of the biggest rises in this year’s edition after not being ranked at all in 2020. It certainly makes sense for Trevon Diggs to be in these rankings after he had a breakout season last year with the Cowboys with 11 interceptions and two interceptions returned for touchdowns, which he led the league in both categories.
However, it is hard to imagine that the younger Diggs should be ranked higher than his older brother as Stefon has shown to be one of the best at his position over multiple years now.
The NFL Network will announce the Top 20 next Sunday night and the Buffalo Bills should have at least one more player announced in these rankings with quarterback Josh Allen likely near the top.